White supremacist Philip Arps entered store near Linwood mosque multiple times, court hears

Another court hearing is taking place for white supremacist Philip Arps in Christchurch.

Arps was jailed last year for sending video footage of the Christchurch mosque shootings to 30 associates and asking for crosshairs and a kill count to be added.

He was released in January under conditions including that he doesn’t loiter around mosques or enter a prayer room.

During proceedings at the Christchurch District Court on Monday, Corrections asked for a 100-metre exclusion zone around both Linwood and Al Noor Mosques to be added to Arps' release conditions. The court heard Arps has entered a homebrew shop less than 20 metres away from the Linwood mosque multiple times.

Sitting at a bench beside his lawyer on Monday, Arps has on occasion laughed and grinned during the proceedings.

Arps last appeared in court on an offensive language charge earlier this month but the case was stood down. Outside court, he launched an angry rant against what he called the "Department of Corruptions". 

Prior to that appearance, he was accused of breaching his release conditions and going near a mosque during the March 15 gunman's sentencing in August.

Those charges were subsequently dropped.